Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,190. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 32% 9% 5% 53% 1% 15,190
2007 32% 7% 4% 55% 2% 18,234

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Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who meditate…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 111. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 55% 6% 11% 27% < 1% 111
Catholic 33% 9% 5% 52% 1% 3,428
Evangelical Protestant 37% 7% 4% 51% 1% 2,407
Historically Black Protestant 49% 9% 4% 37% 1% 751
Jewish 24% 8% 6% 59% 2% 414
Mainline Protestant 29% 9% 5% 55% 1% 2,990
Mormon 46% 11% 2% 41% < 1% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 9% 5% 62% 1% 4,142

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,072. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 32% 29% 23% 5,072
Once or twice a month 25% 35% 23% 17% 1,284
Several times a year 27% 33% 22% 18% 731
Seldom/never 27% 36% 24% 13% 7,661
Don't know 12% 30% 25% 34% 166

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,072. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 13% 27% 35% 15% 2% 5,072
Once or twice a month 15% 17% 27% 28% 11% 1% 1,284
Several times a year 16% 17% 27% 27% 12% 1% 731
Seldom/never 17% 17% 29% 29% 8% 1% 7,661
Don't know 7% 7% 27% 31% 26% 2% 166

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 54% 5,161
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 1,308
Several times a year 53% 47% 745
Seldom/never 53% 47% 7,792
Don't know 63% 37% 184

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,071. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 16% 3% 16% 5% 5,071
Once or twice a month 66% 10% 4% 15% 4% 1,290
Several times a year 65% 10% 7% 14% 4% 737
Seldom/never 74% 9% 4% 10% 3% 7,713
Don't know 68% 11% 7% 13% 1% 172

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 10% 74% 5,091
Once or twice a month 13% 12% 75% 1,292
Several times a year 15% 13% 72% 735
Seldom/never 10% 10% 80% 7,699
Don't know 23% 10% 67% 171

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,510. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 21% 23% 16% 4,510
Once or twice a month 35% 18% 27% 19% 1,164
Several times a year 32% 20% 27% 22% 658
Seldom/never 30% 21% 28% 20% 6,849
Don't know 57% 19% 18% 5% 122

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,128. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 33% 15% 10% 5,128
Once or twice a month 38% 34% 18% 10% 1,304
Several times a year 37% 30% 19% 13% 740
Seldom/never 45% 32% 15% 8% 7,763
Don't know 51% 27% 13% 10% 176

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,135. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 8% 16% 9% 21% 5,135
Once or twice a month 43% 10% 14% 6% 26% 1,304
Several times a year 44% 11% 12% 4% 29% 745
Seldom/never 46% 9% 11% 5% 28% 7,771
Don't know 39% 4% 15% 15% 27% 174

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,148. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 73% 5,148
Once or twice a month 28% 72% 1,305
Several times a year 26% 74% 745
Seldom/never 30% 70% 7,768
Don't know 10% 90% 180

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say they…

Frequency of meditation Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 68% 19% 4% 1% 6% 2% 5,161
Once or twice a month 48% 31% 8% 1% 9% 2% 1,308
Several times a year 48% 29% 8% < 1% 12% 3% 745
Seldom/never 47% 28% 8% 1% 14% 3% 7,792
Don't know 65% 14% 2% 2% 8% 8% 184

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say religion is…

Frequency of meditation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 26% 9% 9% 1% 5,161
Once or twice a month 37% 35% 18% 10% 1% 1,308
Several times a year 30% 41% 16% 13% < 1% 745
Seldom/never 28% 37% 18% 16% < 1% 7,792
Don't know 59% 19% 8% 7% 7% 184

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend religious services…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 35% 31% < 1% 5,161
Once or twice a month 20% 46% 34% < 1% 1,308
Several times a year 17% 47% 36% < 1% 745
Seldom/never 15% 39% 46% < 1% 7,792
Don't know 33% 33% 27% 7% 184

Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 16% 4% 13% 1% 5,161
Once or twice a month 36% 23% 14% 27% 1% 1,308
Several times a year 31% 23% 11% 34% 1% 745
Seldom/never 32% 19% 9% 40% 1% 7,792
Don't know 50% 14% 3% 17% 16% 184

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend prayer group…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 9% 8% 58% 1% 5,161
Once or twice a month 11% 11% 10% 68% < 1% 1,308
Several times a year 6% 6% 15% 72% < 1% 745
Seldom/never 7% 6% 6% 81% < 1% 7,792
Don't know 19% 10% 9% 51% 12% 184

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 71% 13% 7% 8% 1% 5,161
Once or twice a month 46% 29% 12% 13% 1% 1,308
Several times a year 34% 20% 28% 16% 1% 745
Seldom/never 36% 18% 14% 31% 1% 7,792
Don't know 57% 8% 7% 13% 16% 184

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 15% 10% 18% 1% 5,161
Once or twice a month 44% 22% 16% 18% 1% 1,308
Several times a year 35% 18% 23% 22% 1% 745
Seldom/never 30% 17% 16% 37% 1% 7,792
Don't know 43% 5% 10% 25% 17% 184

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Frequency of meditation There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 26% 71% 1% 1% 5,161
Once or twice a month 24% 75% 1% < 1% 1,308
Several times a year 22% 76% 1% 1% 745
Seldom/never 25% 73% 1% 1% 7,792
Don't know 28% 65% 3% 4% 184

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who read scripture…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 12% 8% 42% 1% 5,161
Once or twice a month 15% 16% 15% 54% < 1% 1,308
Several times a year 10% 8% 25% 58% < 1% 745
Seldom/never 12% 8% 8% 71% < 1% 7,792
Don't know 25% 11% 8% 43% 13% 184

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of meditation Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 28% 25% 3% 36% 9% 5,161
Once or twice a month 19% 25% 1% 48% 7% 1,308
Several times a year 16% 29% 2% 46% 7% 745
Seldom/never 16% 28% 2% 46% 8% 7,792
Don't know 34% 15% 5% 30% 16% 184

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 20% 7% 5,161
Once or twice a month 67% 25% 8% 1,308
Several times a year 64% 29% 7% 745
Seldom/never 67% 26% 7% 7,792
Don't know 65% 14% 22% 184

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 37% 9% 5,161
Once or twice a month 48% 44% 8% 1,308
Several times a year 44% 46% 10% 745
Seldom/never 52% 40% 8% 7,792
Don't know 50% 28% 23% 184

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 19% 51% 5,161
Once or twice a month 31% 18% 51% 1,308
Several times a year 30% 15% 54% 745
Seldom/never 37% 19% 44% 7,792
Don't know 35% 29% 36% 184

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 36% 27% 6% 5,161
Once or twice a month 27% 38% 29% 5% 1,308
Several times a year 20% 45% 31% 5% 745
Seldom/never 30% 38% 24% 7% 7,792
Don't know 36% 23% 20% 21% 184

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 44% 4% 4% 5,161
Once or twice a month 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,308
Several times a year 49% 44% 3% 4% 745
Seldom/never 54% 40% 3% 3% 7,792
Don't know 46% 41% 5% 8% 184

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of meditation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 41% 53% 4% 3% 5,161
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 3% 1% 1,308
Several times a year 41% 54% 4% 2% 745
Seldom/never 48% 47% 3% 1% 7,792
Don't know 47% 40% 4% 9% 184

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Frequency of meditation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 35% 5% 5,161
Once or twice a month 69% 27% 4% 1,308
Several times a year 71% 26% 3% 745
Seldom/never 65% 31% 4% 7,792
Don't know 50% 36% 14% 184

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 67% 25% 4% 4% 5,161
Once or twice a month 78% 16% 4% 2% 1,308
Several times a year 75% 20% 2% 3% 745
Seldom/never 74% 20% 3% 3% 7,792
Don't know 52% 30% 7% 11% 184

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 33% 10% 5,161
Once or twice a month 70% 24% 7% 1,308
Several times a year 66% 29% 5% 745
Seldom/never 66% 27% 7% 7,792
Don't know 39% 35% 26% 184

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Frequency of meditation Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 58% 2% 4% 5,161
Once or twice a month 33% 63% 2% 1% 1,308
Several times a year 33% 63% 2% 2% 745
Seldom/never 38% 57% 2% 2% 7,792
Don't know 42% 37% 5% 15% 184

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say humans…

Frequency of meditation Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 27% 5% 31% 5% 5,161
Once or twice a month 43% 27% 4% 24% 2% 1,308
Several times a year 48% 22% 5% 22% 3% 745
Seldom/never 44% 25% 4% 24% 3% 7,792
Don't know 17% 21% 12% 34% 16% 184